Loudoun Castle Theme Park was one of Scotland’s few family orientated attractions with only one other rival (M&Ds) so when it closed in 2010 it left a few people with one less place to take the kids during the summer holidays.
A lot of people didn’t find out that the theme park had closed as we found out during our first visit. On a pleasant stroll through the front gates we saw 2 sets of parents with 2 cars packet to the gunnels with kids looking thoroughly disappointed. Most of the attractions are still sitting in limbo, however as time goes by they are sold off one by one.
The main rollercoaster was still sitting there when we visited.
The coaster train still sits in the station waiting for riders.
The rollercoaster was called the ‘Twist and Shout’.
There is a massive chair swing (that’s what I call it anyway lol!) shaped into a globe. Inside is this:
Loudoun Castle Theme Park also had attractions for the younger people in mind with a small show set up near to the big rides.
The log flume is long since dried up but we found one of the logs presumably away for repair. Was it originally number 43 or number 3 and was then demoted?
The Barnstormer sits at the end of the park but hasn’t shot up the tower in some time. The restraints are gathering mould in the meantime.
The park was closed in 2010 due to heavy financial problems, and after a worker died falling from the main rollercoaster.